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heteroecious

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adjective het·er·oe·cious \ˌhe-tə-ˈrē-shəs\

Definition of heteroecious

  1. :  passing through the different stages in the life cycle on alternate and often unrelated hosts <heteroecious aphids>

heteroecism play \-ˈrē-ˌsi-zəm\ noun


Origin of heteroecious

heter- + Greek oikia house — more at vicinity


First Known Use: 1882


Medical Dictionary

heteroecious

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adjective het·er·oe·cious \ˌhet-ə-ˈrē-shəs\

Medical Definition of heteroecious

  1. :  passing through the different stages in the life cycle on alternate and often unrelated hosts <heteroecious insects>

heteroecism \-ˈrē-ˌsiz-əm\play noun



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